Beginning this year, Clark University will recognize Juneteenth, a day commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, as an official holiday.
As part of Clark’s commemoration, the University will host an event via Zoom titled “ ‘This Was Not a Riot’: History, Memory and the Bombing of Black Wall Street” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17. The event will feature a community viewing and discussion of “Blood on Black Wall Street,” a documentary about the massacre of the black community in Tulsa, Okla., 100 years ago. A post-viewing discussion will be led by Clark History Professor Ousmane Power Greene (pictured), with special guest scholar Dr. Kalenda Eaton, African and African American Studies, University of Oklahoma.
You may register in advance for this Zoom webinar here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
In addition, as part of Clark’s first annual Juneteenth holiday observance, the University will be closed on Friday, June 18, because the official day of June 19 is a Saturday this year.